Epidemiologist, Writer, Public Health Advocate
Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, MBI is an assistant research professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and an epidemiologist at Christiana Care Health System (Newark, Delaware). Dr. Goldstein specializes in conducting research on the health effects of infectious diseases in vulnerable populations including children and sexual and gender minorities. He has extensive experience as an applied methodologist, particularly in epidemiological analyses from observational studies and secondary data sources. His research spans several disciplines including vaccine-preventable diseases, sexually transmitted infections and HIV, pediatric infectious diseases, and women’s health surrounding pregnancy. He also possesses a background in biomedical informatics with a detailed knowledge of hardware and software in the healthcare domain. Most recently, he has focused on translational epidemiology, or moving from knowledge generation to application and advocacy. Dr. Goldstein is well published, including authoring a book on conducting epidemiological analyses from electronic health records (publisher Taylor and Francis, 2017), several co-authored chapters in academic textbooks, and many peer-reviewed publications in leading epidemiological and clinical journals. He writes a science blog, which is available at www.goldsteinepi.com/blog.